I wonder if Apple realise just how much expectations are mounting regarding the launch of an iWatch? When I first heard about it, I loved the idea and the prospect without having a clue what it would do (a bit like the daughter of a colleague who asked for an iPod for Christmas and when he asked what she would use it for replied: “I dunno, I just want one”).
Now, a few months on, my expectations are higher. I want it to look like this:
And I want it to monitor my health and fitness, act as a heart rate monitor at the gym so I can exercise optimally, measure my activity during the day like a Nike fuel band, and interface to Google maps so that I can glance at my watch for directions instead of walking along holding out my smart phone.
Maybe all of these expectations will be off the mark – in which case, someone else will benefit from all the marketing that’s going on and Apple will lose out.
When I awoke this morning, I didn’t know that I wanted a smart watch. Having read this article, though, I’ve realised my set of gadgetry won’t be complete until I get one. The reviews of the currently available smart watches weren’t very complimentary, so I’ll wait to see what Apple come up with.
I’ve noticed that my new iPad Mini has occasional wifi connectivity issues. Tablet crunch has several suggestions and resetting the network settings after installing the latest iPad OS upgrade has worked for me.
A separate issue is that photos taken from my iPhone are frequently upside-down when viewed on my PC. Rotating them in Windows Explorer doesn’t work – although they are corrected on the PC, they become inverted once copied onto the iPad. Instead, use Microsoft Pro Photo Tools to rotate the pictures on the PC – this results in correctly oriented photos on both the PC and the iPad.
Another tip is to take iPhone photos with the Square button on the right or bottom – that way, photos won’t need to be rotated at all.
I recently found out that you can zoom in on an iPhone camera by pinching the picture and you can take a screen shot by pressing Square + Power together: